I say this a lot, but I can totally relate. I mean, I know how it feels to have someone take something away from you, have people think that it can never happen, think there will be revenge, yet there is none, but soonly gets annoyed--- I lead a complicated life.... Anyways...
It starts out with a girl named Ida B., she is a homeschooled child,and is a very smart one. Her life is just about good, until she hears some devastating news. Her mother has cancer, her family cannot afford to keep homeschooling her with her mother's treatment and Ida B's father working the farm. Her biggest nightmare begins.... She has to go back to school and her father has to sell part of the orchard and the farm to somebody else. It's a big deal because she has to go to the same elementary school and when she was in kindergarten her teacher kept calling her Ida, her mother's name and refused to call her Ida B. And she actually has fun but has to keep it a secret, until her classmate, Clair moves into the house they sold. REVIEW 5/5 STARS!
The Real Summary: Ida B. Applewood believes there is never enough time for fun.
That's why she's so happy to be homeschooled and to spend every free second outside with the trees and the brook.
Then some not-so-great things happen in her world. Ida B has to go back to that Place of Slow but Sure Body-Cramping, Mind-Numbing, Fun-Killing Torture—school. She feels her heart getting smaller and smaller and hardening into a sharp, black stone.
How can things go from righter than right to a million miles beyond wrong? Can Ida B put together a plan to get things back to just-about perfect again?
Final Verdict: It is such an amazing book! I couldn't put it down! The ending was adorable! Just remember one thing, you are never to old for Ida B.
- Publisher: Greenwillow Books; Reprint edition (December 26, 2006)
- Language: English ( From Amazon)
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